The Equity Teaching Academy is a series of three Graduate Equivalency Courses which was developed in partnership with faculty from Roosevelt and City Colleges and informed by research from similar faculty development programs throughout the country.

The first course in the series, “Examine for Equity,” invites participants to examine their individual and institutional contexts to generate deeper awareness of issues related to educational inequities. The second course, “Reflect on Equity,” guides faculty through experiences for deep reflection on their course design and facilitation. The third course in the series, “Redesign for Equity,” prompts faculty to consider institutional and course-level data as they envision ways to redesign aspects of their courses around equity pedagogies.

Although we encourage taking all of the courses in order, participants may choose to take some and not all and in any order that works for their needs, interests, and schedules.

Collage of four photographs. Clockwise from top left: 1) Six Grandfathers Mountain in 1905; 2) Alice Wong touring the White House via robot on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; 3) Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. marshals to school in 1960; 4) a rainbow crosswalk.

Clockwise from top left: 1) Six Grandfathers Mountain in 1905; 2) Alice Wong touring the White House via robot on the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act; 3) Ruby Bridges escorted by U.S. marshals to school in 1960; 4) a rainbow crosswalk.

Equity Teaching Academy: Examine for Equity

“Examine for Equity” is the first course in the Equity Teaching Academy series. This course invites participants to examine their individual and institutional contexts to generate deeper awareness of issues related to educational inequities. The course is taught by a lead faculty member from the College of Education at Illinois State University, Dr. Pamela Twyman Hoff, and assisted by a facilitation team of Harper faculty who helped to refine the curriculum.

  • Format: Online and synchronous, with one HyFlex meeting date on Tuesday, October 18 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Academy (Building F, Room F317), which can be attended either in-person or virtually. All other sessions will take place online synchronously on Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Dates: October 18 – November 22, 2022
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Dr. Pamela Twyman Hoff, Professor of Educational Administration and Foundations, Illinois State University
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: October 4, 2022)

 

Equity Teaching Academy: Reflect on Equity

“Reflect on Equity” is the second course in the Equity Teaching Academy series. Taught by an educator who has been a teacher, coach, principal, and equity leader, Tony Bradburn, and assisted by a facilitation team of Harper faculty who helped to refine the curriculum, this course follows the “Examine for Equity” course that invites participants to examine their individual and institutional context. “Reflect on Equity” guides faculty through experiences for deep examination of their course design and facilitation.

  • Format: Online Live/Hyflex. Class sessions take place Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The first class session will be offered with the option of attending virtually or in person in the Academy (Building F, Room F317). Class sessions during weeks two through five will be online live/synchronous. The final class session during week six will be offered with the option of attending virtually or in person in the Academy.
  • Dates: February 1 – March 8, 2023
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Tony Bradburn, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Township High School District 214
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: January 18, 2023)

 

Equity Teaching Academy: Redesign for Equity

“Redesign for Equity” is the third course in the Equity Teaching Academy series. This course prompts faculty to consider institutional and course-level data as they envision ways to redesign aspects of their courses around equity pedagogies.

  • Format: Online Live/Hyflex. Class sessions take place Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. No class during Spring Break (March 30). The first class session will be offered with the option of attending virtually or in person in the Academy (Building F, Room F317). The remaining sessions are online live/synchronous at the same time via Webex.
  • Dates: March 16 – April 27, 2023
  • GECs: 3
  • Instructor: Ana Contreras, English
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  • Register Now (Registration Deadline: March 2, 2023)

 

Questions? Please contact the Academy at academy@harpercollege.edu.